3/21/17 EPIPEN ALTERNATIVES UPDATE

For a while, Maylan-brand Epipens were the only brand of epinephrine auto injector being produced, until other alternatives were developed. Adrenaclick and Auvi-Q epinephrine auto injectors are suitable alternatives, especially since the rise in the price of Maylan-brand EpiPens. Each 2-Pak comes with an adult injector and a child injector, 0.15mg and 0.3mg. Adrenaclick is roughly…

“Peanut Patch” designed to treat peanut allergies in children

 DBV Technologies is a biopharmaceutical firm located in France. They developed Viaskin technology to treat allergies. The Peanut Patch is a recent innovation by the firm, and is designed to treat children with peanut allergies. It delivers small portions of the peanut protein into the skin, without entering it into the bloodstream. This process is meant to train…

Chris O’Donnell’s Allergy Story

Chris is someone who has had food allergies nearly his whole life. At just eight months old, he had his first allergic reaction. Our mom was feeding him a pear-flavored yogurt for babies, containing dairy. Feeding babies food containing common allergens can be risky. Chris expressed discomfort through making faces and pulling away from the…

Top 10 Most Interesting Food-Allergy Facts

These are my Top 10 Most Interesting Food-Allergy Facts! Individuals can have an allergy to any kind of food. However,  milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (which are almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts), wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish account for 90% of all food allergies. Children often outgrow allergies to milk,…

Billy Joe’s Ribworks restaurant review

Each experience I have dining at Billy Joe’s is a great one. They never fail to provide their customers great meals with great service. The restaurant is located at 26 Front St, Newburgh, NY 12550 The restaurant’s design is perfect for The Newburgh Waterfront. The open feel of the restaurant comes from the huge wall of…

Wowbutter

I grew into a nut allergy, forcing me to give up peanut butter. I never stopped missing the taste, so I decided to look for an allergy-friendly replacement. I was soon introduced to Wowbutter, a spread made from toasted soy beans. I have had good experiences with soy beans in the past, so I was…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

(free of dairy, eggs, and nuts) These are my little brother’s favorite cookies. They’re so tasty and easy to make! They are also dairy, egg, and nut-free. The ingredients you need are: 1 cup margarine ½ cup packed brown sugar ½ cup sugar ¼ cup soy milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour…